Tag Archives: nature

Join me in Drawing the Beauty Around You

Draw what’s blooming around you, share it and tag it #2022inbloom Continue reading

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Mustard and Wild Radish

A few weeks ago spring announced itself in the hills near home, with mustard and wild radish flowers everywhere. On the page below, an assortment of approaches: the sketch at the top of the page is brown ink and watercolor. … Continue reading

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A few wild trees

For me, drawing trees is all about capturing energy, gesture and movement. Continue reading

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Redwoods: Three Impressions

Painting the Redwoods on the coast near Mendocino. Continue reading

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Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate?

Why Replicate When You Can Celebrate? Continue reading

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Sketching wildflowers

Drawing outside my comfort zone today. I like to draw fast and loose. To capture an impression, often without much detail. So it was quite a challenge to walk around Guadalupe Oak Grove Park and draw some really tiny wildflowers that I wanted … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Information

I’ve often wondered what this beautiful fruit was. It grows on trees in my neighborhood park. Recently a friend mentioned ( where else, on facebook) that he harvests and eats it. It is the fruit of a Strawberry Tree, a Mediterranean shrub not … Continue reading

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Winter Beach Weekend

A winter weekend at the beach. Pismo , California. There’s the food: People line up for the fish tacos and clam chowder at Splash Cafe. They’re worth the wait. My kids and I polished off a rack of ribs at … Continue reading

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